Definition of Arafura Sea
1. Noun. A part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Arafura Sea
Literary usage of Arafura Sea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Islands of the Southern Seas: Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tasmania by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1898)
"During the passage of the Arafura Sea, seven hundred miles, no land is in sight. It has taken the ship nearly three days to cover the distance, during which ..."
2. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1884)
"We must " not only send our meat to England, but to India, and to the islands terming with population in the Indian Ocean and the Arafura Sea. ..."
3. A Boy's Adventures in the Wilds of Australia: Or, Herbert's Note-book by William Howitt (1855)
"Not satisfied with that, he named a great tract of country facing the Arafura Sea, and stretching from fifteen to twenty degrees south latitude, ..."
4. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"We left Somerset on the 8th, and proceeded across the Arafura Sea to the Am Islands, ... We found no depth in the Arafura Sea greater than 50 fathoms, ..."